A growing number of aging baby boomers who are healthy and active want to be able to live in their own homes; they don't want to be forced into retirement homes because their houses don't fit their current and future needs
Lake Forest, IL (PRWEB) March 26, 2009
Seniors, families and individuals with special needs looking for adaptable, universal design house plans can access the expertise of universal design specialists at AsktheHouseTherapist.com. The newly launched site provides information about sustainable and adaptable living design.
Jennifer Stark, president and founder of Ask the House Therapist, created the company's Evolutionary Lifestyle Home Design™ concept, which bases an individual's home accessibility design on a personalized assessment of their current and potential future needs. The universal design house plans that result from the process are adaptable, attractive and suitable for people of all ages and abilities.
"A growing number of aging baby boomers who are healthy and active want to be able to live in their own homes; they don't want to be forced into retirement homes because their houses don't fit their current and future needs," explains Jennifer Stark, President of Ask the House Therapist. "Their current home is probably their greatest or largest financial and personal investment. In the long run, it is less expensive and less traumatic for people to remain in a home with an adaptable living design than to move into a retirement home or community."
Stark explains that the concept is gaining popularity not just among older Americans who want to be proactive about their changing needs, but also among families, because the floor plans can be designed to be inclusive to all ages, abilities, and stages of life.
Visitors to AsktheHouseTherapist.com can gather information about sustainable, adaptable homes, or request to get in touch with a Certified Aging in Place Specialist, or CAPS, who specializes in personal assessment as well as remodeling design and build. Users who fill out the online information request form will receive a free gift. For more information about universal design house plans, visit Ask the House Therapist.
About Ask the House Therapist:
Ask the House Therapist specializes in high-end residential projects for a discerning clientele. Jennifer Stark, president and founder of Ask the House Therapist, created the company's Evolutionary Lifestyle Home Design™ concept, which focuses on inclusive home design for all ages and sustainable designed homes that are comfortable and accessible for people with varying levels of mobility.
Stark is a CAPS (Certified Aging in Place Specialist) graduate from the (NAHB) National Association of Home Builders and is a member in good standing with NAHB and the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA). She specializes in personal assessment, profile evaluation planning, and interior consulting and design of existing homes and new construction. In addition to Illinois-based Ask the House Therapist, Stark also founded Traditional Homes by Jennifer Inc.